|"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never
to accept pay for a kindness." He said, "Then I thank you from my heart."
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his
faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up
Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were
baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to
study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly* was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name
of the town she came from, he went down the hall of the hospital to her room.
Dressed in his doctor's gown, he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.
He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life.
From that day, he gave special attention to the case.
After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested from the business
office to pass the final billing to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote
something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it,
for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked,
and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words: